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Who We Are

Situated in the nation's capital, the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)  works toward the development of systemic change and promotion of national awareness in the policies that govern STDs.

As the only national organization with a constituency that provides frontline STD programs and services, NCSD uses its experiences to enhance reform in the policy making process. NCSD proactively seeks to increase resources for core STD programs and services. NCSD also responds swiftly to efforts to curtail access to services and sexual health information.



Mission and Goals

The Objectives of the Coalition are:

  • To create a full partnership among sexually transmitted disease (STD) project areas directly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local public health agencies, the Federal Government and private agencies to effectively prevent and control STDs in the US and its territories;
  • To provide a conduit of communication and technology transfer among and between STD Directors nationally;
  • To provide a forum for technical assistance and dissemination of information about effective STD prevention and control programs among members of the Coalition;
  • To educate federal, state and local policy makers about issues relevant to the control and prevention  of STDs;
  • To network or affiliate with appropriate organizations working toward comparable goals; and
  • To promote adequate and efficient allocation of resources to the prevention and control of STDs.

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Highlighted Resources

Third Trimester ScreeningNCSD has published a resource on Third Trimester Screening for Syphilis and HIV.


NCSD has published a resource on Third Trimester Screening for Syphilis and HIV. This resource details the importance of screening during pregnancy, and lays out some current state policy trends regarding third trimester syphilis screening.